Basic service

Hi

I am currently studying for my private pilots license in the UK. When I am flying I ask the local RAF station for a basic service. My question is how do I know what service I can get from an aerodrome by looking at a map? I have noticed LARS which is lower airspace radar service and also VDF which is to do with VHF direction finding?

If I however require a basic service, a procedural service or a traffic service then how can I find out if the service is offered. I considered checking the AIP but its no good if I am in the air.

Regards,

Ross
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See if the following helps:
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/64/VFR_Guide_2011_update.pdf

Here in the US, our gov't nav charts (FAA/NOAA) have basic info, supplemented by private companies (like Jeppesen and AOPA)

http://jeppdirect.jeppesen.com/index.jsp?kwpgus=&cid=sem90042606

http://www.aopa.org/

When in the air, at first contact we always tell students to identify themselves as "student pilot" to garner the most assistance and patience from ATC (usually helps!)
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